Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, known for a neighborhood confection, Bakewell pudding. It pushes the River Wye, regarding 13 miles (21 km) south-west of Sheffield. In the 2011 census the civil parish of Bakewell had a population of 3,949. The community is close to the vacationer destinations of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Although there is proof of earlier settlements in the area, Bakewell itself was possibly founded in Anglo Saxon times, when Bakewell remained in the Anglian kingdom of Mercia. The name Bakewell suggests a springtime or stream of a guy called Badeca (or Beadeca) and also originates from this personal name plus the Old English wella. In 949 it was Badecanwelle as well as in the 11th century Domesday Book it was Badequelle. Bakewell Church Church, a Grade I provided building, was founded in 920 and has a 9th-century cross in the churchyard. The present church was constructed in the 12th-- 13th centuries but was practically rebuilt in the 1840s by William Flockton. By Norman times Bakewell had actually acquired some value: the community as well as its church (having 2 clergymans) are pointed out in the Domesday Book as well as a motte as well as bailey castle was constructed in the 12th century. In the early 14th-century, the vicar was terrorised by the Coterel gang, that evicted him and also confiscated the church's cash at the instigation of the canons of Lichfield Cathedral. A market was developed in 1254 as well as Bakewell created as a trading centre. The Grade I-listed five-arched bridge over the River Wye was created in the 13th century and also is among the few enduring residues of that duration. One more Grade I-listed bridge, Holme Bridge, was constructed in 1664 and also crosses the Wye on the north-eastern borders of the community. A chalybeate springtime was found as well as a bath residence constructed in 1697. This resulted in an 18th-century proposal to create Bakewell as a medical spa community in the manner of Buxton. Building And Construction of Lumford Mill by Richard Arkwright in 1777 was adhered to by the restoring of much of the town in the 19th century.